‘The Book of Henry’ Trailer: ‘Jurassic World’ Director Goes Small-Scale (Video)

CinemaCon 2017: “Midnight Special” star Jaeden Lieberher plays a child prodigy who tries to save his friend from an abusive stepfather

Having directed a multi-billion dollar hit with “Jurassic World,” and with “Star Wars: Episode IX” on the horizon, director Colin Trevorrow is making a return to the indie fare that put his name on the map with “The Book of Henry.” Focus Features released its first trailer for his drama, which stars Naomi Watts and Jaeden Lieberher (“Midnight Special”).

Lieberher plays Henry Carpenter, a 12-year-old prodigy who knows how to manage the personal finances for his mother (Naomi Watts) and younger brother (“Room” star Jacob Tremblay). One day, Henry comes to his mother with a problem: he’s discovered that his best friend Christina (Maddie Ziegler) is being abused by her stepfather (Dean Norris), who is also the town’s police commissioner. He’s written down an elaborate plan to save Christina in a notebook, and he needs her help to pull it off.

The film is written by novelist and comic book writer Gregg Hurwitz, who is making his feature film debut as a writer. Sarah Silverman and Bobby Moynihan also star.

Lieberher will also feature in the remake of Stephen King’s “It,” which also had its first trailer unveiled this week.

“The Book of Henry” hits theaters June 16. Watch the trailer above.

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